What Mathematics Can Tell Us About Cancer

J.B. Nation, a leading specialist in universal algebra, has been involved over the last 10 years in interdisciplinary study of genetic data on cancer patients, with the bio-informatics group at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu. Multiple factors determine the progress of a tumor. Some of these factors are the same across different types of cancer, while others are associated with only one or a few types of cancer. How can we identify those factors? The NIH has made available mRNA expression and other variables, along with clinical data for about 30 different cancers. New computer algorithms for analyzing expression data have allowed Dr. Nation to compare the genetic profiles of 15 different types of cancer from NIH data and identify the most significant factors in each one. This is done from the mathematical properties of the expression table. Only afterwards are the biological processes interpreted. Moreover, one can also gain information about possible treatments.

This project involved collaboration among mathematicians, statisticians, physicians, pathologists, and computer scientists. As with the study of many other complex problems, progress in the treatment of cancer depends increasingly on interdisciplinary communication.

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

 

Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center

 

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP below using the RSVP for this Event link.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cost:

Free

Categories:

Location:

Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


Contact:

Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

S M T W T F S
    01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
english
Submit Your Hofstra Event
PARKING NOTICE

Hofstra University is pleased to have the public join us for some of our on-campus events, which are held for the benefit of our students. Please be aware, when attending events during the school year, when classes are in session, parking is often limited on South Campus to faculty and students. There is additional parking available on North Campus, approximately a 10-minute walk from Adams Playhouse, through the Student Center and over the unispan. Thank you for your cooperation.
Featured Events
Newest Events
Theme:

Hofstra Events

About Hofstra

This site is W3C-WAI compliant | Hofstra University is an EO/AA/ADA educator and employer.
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY // Hempstead, New York 11549-1000 // (516) 463-6600 © Hofstra University All Rights Reserved